Category Archives: Victoria Police News

WHEN MURDER TAKES ON A LIFE OF ITS OWN

Saturday August 31 2013 – Rod Wilson was a promising left-arm medium pacer and up-and-coming AFL footballer too honest for his own good. Advertisements

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HOW A GREAT PACIFIST RAN A CROOK TO GROUND

Saturday August 24 2013 – For a pacifist, former deputy prime minister Jim Cairns was pretty handy with a shooter. Long before he led more than 100,000 people in the 1970 anti-Vietnam War moratorium demonstration, he was involved in a … Continue reading

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OUT OF THE BLUE – Monday August 5 2013

– When former cop Pauline Toohey blew the whistle on woeful staffing levels and their impact on her police colleagues in Melbourne’s west, it was one of the bolder moves of her career. Ms Toohey, who had worked on taskforces … Continue reading

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COP WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE BY ACCIDENT – Friday July 26 2013

– Is there a statute of limitations on police corruption? Now that Detective Senior Sergeant Jeff Smith has finally quit “the job”, he’s decided to come clean about something that happened in 1985. Smith was in the Major Crime Squad, … Continue reading

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A LIFE COPPED SWEET DESPITE SOME BUMPS – Saturday July 13

– it is a scene oft repeated: the father in the passenger seat quietly telling his daughter to slow down while she tells him not to fuss as she is perfectly in control. The difference is we are travelling at … Continue reading

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DETECTIVE STOPPED MOBSTERS IN THEIR TRACKS – Monday June 10 2013

SUPERINTENDENT ANDREW ALLEN, AUSTRALIAN POLICE MEDAL – For the head of the Homicide Squad it could well have been a poisoned chalice – to start a taskforce into Melbourne’s gangland war when the smart money suggested police were doomed to … Continue reading

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FAREWELL TO THE ENIGMATIC MR GOLDFINGERS – Wednesday May 8 2013

– Funeral services can reveal secrets the dead don’t take to their grave. But few mourners on Tuesday of Raymond Bertram Bartlett – former truck drivers, publican and owner of King Street “gentlemen’s club” Goldfingers – would have learnt much … Continue reading

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THE MEN IN BLUE EMPLOY A SOFTLY SOFTLY APPROACH – Sunday April 21 2013

– Their flat-brimmed caps, basketball singlets and flashy shoes are better suited to the Bronx than Dandenong plaza, but the two Samoan teenagers have swagger, nonetheless. When Anthony Sofe, a prominent local Samoan, approached with police, the boys were respectful, … Continue reading

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BIKIE BUSTERS – Wednesday March 27 2013

– Victoria Police has declared a major blitz on outlaw bikie gangs. The force today launches Taskforce Eagle to fight potential outlaw motorcycle gang infiltration into its ranks. It come as Melbourne Comancheros president Amad “Jay” Malkoun denies infiltrating police … Continue reading

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PAROLE JUMP PAY DAY – Friday March 15 2013

– A legal loophole allowing fugitives to receive fortnightly Centrelink payments has been slammed as Victoria Police reveal thousands of repeat offenders are in the run. Suspects wanted for 13 murders, 45 rapes and 179 armed robberies are among 16,059 … Continue reading

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